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Brunswick, Ga.
April 21, 2017

Final Agenda


Meeting of the Shore Protection Committee


Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30 am


Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center
GA DNR Coastal Regional Office
One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520

 


Brunswick, Ga.
April 19, 2017

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's (GCMP) Coastal Advisory Council's 2017 Spring meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Coastal EMC Building in Midway, Georgia. 

Council meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public.  The quarterly meetings provide an opportunity for Coastal Management Program staff to report to Coastal Advisory Council members, the local governments and agencies they represent, and the public about Coastal Management Program activities and allows for discussion of coastal events and concerns. 

The Coastal EMC building is located at 1265 S Coastal Hwy, Midway, Georgia.

For more information on the Quarterly meeting and/or the Coastal Advisory Council, contact Kelly Hill of DNR's Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218 or Kelly.Hill@dnr.ga.gov

 


Brunswick, Ga.
April 19, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is submitting to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM) a request for approval of Routine Program Changes to the Georgia Coastal Management Program.  The request includes changes to the enforceable policies to be used by the state for reviewing federal actions pursuant to the authority provided the state under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act.  The State considers the Program Changes to be routine and not substantial changes to the authorities of the Georgia Coastal Management Program. CRD is seeking OCM’s concurrence in this determination.


Glynn County, Ga.
April 18, 2017

 Beach Advisory Lifted for Blythe Island Sandbar


Brunswick, Ga.
January 24, 2017

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. The DNR will continue its policy of requiring those who possess or fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a no-charge letter of authorization, the original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
December 23, 2016

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended until 6:15 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017. Commercial food shrimp trawlers may continue to operate in waters eastward of the sound-beach boundary currently open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
November 08, 2016

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR) hosted the state’s first Climate Conference on November 2-3, 2016 on Jekyll Island, drawing 217 participants from universities, state agencies, local governments, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the private sector.

The conference, titled “Prepare, Respond and Adapt: Is Georgia Climate Ready?” featured 18 sessions and 72 presentations on diverse topics connected to the state’s changing environmental conditions. The event highlighted existing efforts, facilitated the exchange of information and promoted collaboration on current and future climate-related projects in Georgia.
 


Brunswick, Ga.
October 27, 2016

Georgia’s territorial waters will re-open to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2016. GA DNR Commissioner Mark Williams closed shellfish harvest in state waters October 7th in anticipation of the expected impact from Hurricane Matthew and in the interest of protecting public health.


Brunswick, Ga.
October 18, 2016

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced the rescheduled public hearing for proposed new rules for private recreational docks. The public hearing, rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew, will be held in Brunswick on October 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

The proposed new rule would codify standards and conditions for issuance of a revocable license authorizing construction, maintenance, or modification of private recreational docks located over state-owned tidal water bottoms. The proposed new rule would also provide penalties for non-compliance with these standards and conditions.

“The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for insuring that private docks in coastal areas are built in a manner that balances environmental impact with access to tidal waterways for recreation such as boating and fishing,” explained Spud Woodward, director of the Coastal Resources Division of DNR. “The proposed rule will formalize in state law the same standards for dock size and configuration that have been required in federal law since 2012. Harmonizing state and federal law will eliminate confusion in the regulated community and strengthen the ability of DNR to resolve situations when docks are built knowingly and willfully in the wrong location or in the wrong manner.”

The public hearing on the proposed rule will be held in Brunswick at the Georgia DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters campus in the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Written public comment will be received through Monday, November 07, 2016. Comments should be legible, concise and limited to the proposed rule change. Following the comment period, the Board of Natural Resources will consider the proposed rule on December 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Lake Blackshear Resort, 2459-H U.S. Highway 280 West, Cordele, Georgia.
Mail or email comments to: Doug Haymans, Coastal Resources Division, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520; email: doug.haymans@dnr.ga.gov

Download the proposed changes and related documents


Brunswick, Ga.
October 11, 2016

The Department of Natural Resources’ Coastal Resources Division (CRD), under authority granted pursuant to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act and the Shore Protection Act, finds that an emergency exists due to Hurricane Matthew within all the coastal counties of the State of Georgia. 

CRD has initiated Emergency Order #1 and #2, which places a moratorium on nonessential construction/alteration within the jurisdiction of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) and the Shore Protection Act (SPA).  This moratorium is effective immediately and will be in place until further notice. 

“High winds, storm surge, and flooding have caused damage to many structures located in Georgia’s tidal waterways, over marshlands and along barrier island beaches. We know that private, public and commercial docks have been damaged as have beach crossovers on our barrier islands,” stated Spud Woodward, director of the Coastal Resources Division. “Our staff will be working with public, commercial, and government entities to facilitate a quick recovery from Hurricane Matthew but we need information about the extent of the damage. We want to focus our efforts on recovery so action on non-essential projects currently in the queue will be delayed. ”

CRD staff has set up a call center to gather information about impacts to beach front property, private docks, bank stabilizations, marinas, commercial docks, or other structures within coastal waters, marshlands or along barrier island beaches. Staff will also be available to answer questions about permitting/regulatory processes and needs for areas impacted within the jurisdiction of CMPA or SPA.  If you have questions or need to provide information please contact call our office at (912) 264-7218 between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM.   You will be directed to a customer service representative who will collect information and respond to questions. 


Brunswick, Ga.
October 11, 2016

The public hearing for a proposed new rule for coastal private recreational docks originally scheduled to be held in Brunswick on October 11, 2016 has been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew.  The hearing will be rescheduled and the date and time will be announced.

The written public comment period has been extended through November 7, 2016.

Mail or email comments to: Doug Haymans, Coastal Resources Division

One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520.

 

doug.haymans@dnr.ga.gov


Brunswick, Ga.
October 05, 2016

 The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that due to the expected impact from Hurricane Matthew and in the interest of protecting public health, all of Georgia’s territorial waters will be closed to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest effective 6:00AM, Friday, October 7, 2016. 


Brunswick, Ga.
October 04, 2016

PRESS RELEASE    DNR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Rule for Coastal Private Docks

 Brunswick, GA (Oct 04, 2016) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a public comment period for a proposed new rule for coastal private recreational docks. A public hearing will be held in Brunswick on October 11, 2016and written public comment will be received through October 31, 2016


Brunswick, Ga.
September 01, 2016

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is submitting to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM) a request for Routine Program Changes to the approved Georgia Coastal Management Program. The State considers the Program Changes to be routine and not substantial changes to the authorities of the Georgia Coastal Management Program. CRD is seeking OCM’s concurrence in this determination.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 27, 2016

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) needs your help selecting the image for a new motor vehicle license plate to support marine habitat conservation.

Georgians can vote for the new habitat tag at www.CoastalGADNR.org/LicensePlate. Simply click on the link, fill out the short survey and cast a vote for your favorite design.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 21, 2016

With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches throughout the Golden Isles are popular destinations for visitors and residents. As a kick-off for the Golden Isles annual 4th of July celebration for the past 10 years, island beach-goers have had the opportunity to learn about the natural wonders of the coast at the Georgia DNR’s 

“Beach Week”. This year, Jekyll Island beach visitors can experience Beach Week at the Great Dunes Park parking lot near the Conference Center on Monday, June 27. On Wednesday, June 29, the Beach Week celebration moves to the old Coast Guard Station beach access area on St. Simons Island.


Tybee Island, Ga.
June 21, 2016

 Brunswick, GA (June 16, 2016) - For the past 10 years Tybee Island beach-goers have had the opportunity to learn more about the natural wonders of the Georgia coast as part of the annual 4th of July celebration when the Georgia DNR hosts “Beach Week”. This year Tybee Island visitors can experience Beach Week at the Tybee Marine Science Center Parking Lot on Tuesday, June 28th from 10am to 3pm.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 27, 2016

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.   


Brunswick, Ga.
May 23, 2016

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016 through midnight on Friday, September 30, 2016.  A similar closure occurred in 2015 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.

 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
April 22, 2016

 

Coastal Resources Division Director, Spud Woodward, has announced that the recently completed 2015 Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card is now available. The report card assessment was conducted through a partnership of the Coastal Resources Division, Environmental Protection Division and Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The 2015 Report Card is an update of DNR’s first-ever 2014 report card that was prepared with assistance of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network (UMCES/IAN). Like the 2014 report, the 2015 Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card scored a B+ based on data collected throughout the past year from coast-wide DNR surveys and inventories.


“Achieving a B+ for the second year in a row in the human health, fisheries, and wildlife indices is a positive reflection of the continued efforts of citizens, local governments, conservation organizations and government resource managers to balance development and human use with natural resource conservation and protection along the Georgia coast,” commented Woodward. 

 

Ecological report cards are considered a public friendly way to provide a timely and geographically detailed assessment of ecosystems or rivers. One key aspect of these report cards is that they synthesize diverse data sources and types into information understandable by a broad audience. The report card scores are based on a twenty-point scale (0-20% = F, 20-40% = D, etc.). This is the scale accepted for ecosystem health report cards world-wide as it is able to provide a clearer picture of health. 


“The Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card as an important part of the department’s efforts to keep the public informed about natural resource management in the coastal area and to present timely information about the status of resources held in public trust,” commented Woodward. 


Coastal Resources Division/Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The Coastal Resources Division of Georgia Department of Natural Resources is the state agency entrusted to manage Georgia’s coastal marshes, beaches, waters and fisheries for the benefit of present and future generations. The mission of the Department of Natural Resources is to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations while recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sound environmental practices. 

 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
February 10, 2016

As use of our ocean’s resources increase so do potential conflicts between user groups. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) facilitates state management of coastal and ocean resources through improved planning and coordination.


Brunswick, Ga.
February 10, 2016

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources(DNR) has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program to develop a Joint Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP) for the City of Brunswick and Glynn County. Through this award, local partners in Glynn County will be working on a collaborative approach to long-term disaster recovery for coastal communities to create stronger economies and healthier environments after a disaster. A DRRP can be used to revise city and county building codes and regulations, update land use plans, and modernize service delivery strategies.  


Brunswick, Ga.
January 14, 2016

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's (GCMP) Coastal Advisory Council's 2016 Winter meeting will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Coastal Regional Commission Complex in Darien, Georgia.
 


Brunswick, Ga.
January 05, 2016

 Effective January 1, 2016, the Beach Monitoring and Notification Program began using a new bacterial level threshold – recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –  in order to determine when swimming advisories should be issued. The Beach Monitoring and Notification Program is a cooperative effort between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH).


Brunswick, Ga.
December 31, 2015

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, January 1, 2016 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The DNR will continue its policy of requiring those who possess or fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a no-charge letter of authorization, the original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities.


Brunswick, Ga.
December 18, 2015

 

The Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015.  Food shrimp season automatically closes on December 31 unless extended by action of the Commissioner of Natural Resources.


Brunswick, Ga.
December 18, 2015
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner, Mark Williams has announced that during the October 2015 meeting, the Board of Natural Resources approved an increase in the minimum-size limit for spotted seatrout from 13 inches to 14 inches, total length with an effective date of January 1, 2016. The vote was taken after considering public comment provided through two public hearings and email.


Brunswick, Ga.
November 13, 2015

 Commissioner of Natural Resources, Mark Williams has announced that the recently completed Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card is now available on line at: www.CoastalGaDNR.org/ReportCard. The first-ever report card assessment was conducted through a partnership of the Coastal Resources Division, Environmental Protection Division and Wildlife Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network(UMCES/IAN). The data for the Report Card came from coast-wide DNR surveys and inventories conducted during 2014. 


Brunswick, Ga.
September 16, 2015

Georgia’s territorial waters will re-open to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7:00 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 2015. GA DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced in May that oyster harvest in state waters would close at 6:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 through midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  A similar closure occurred in 2014 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan. 


Brunswick, Ga.
September 10, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 207 poultry transport cages (PTC’s), as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV – located 6 nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 26, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host public hearings on proposed amendments to the Rules of  Georgia Department of  Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-4, Saltwater Fishing Regulations. 

The proposal would increase the minimum size of spotted seatrout from 13 inches, total length to 14 inches, total length.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 26, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces a written public comment period on proposed amendments to the Rules of  Georgia Department of  Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-2-.03, Beach Driving Authorizations.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 25, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed approximately 400 concrete transmission pole sections and bases as the latest addition to Artificial Reef F – located 9 nautical miles east of Jekyll Island.The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed approximately 400 concrete transmission pole sections and bases as the latest addition to Artificial Reef F – located 9 nautical miles east of Jekyll Island.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 29, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a 110-feet-long barge, 140 poultry transport cages (PTC’s), and four 40-feet-long concrete beams as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV – located 6 nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 05, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s record for grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, landed in Georgia by Becky Manley of Guyton, Georgia.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 28, 2015

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 21, 2015

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 through midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. A similar closure occurred in 2014 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 13, 2015

As a hunter, angler or other outdoor enthusiast, you invest your time and your money in Georgia.  Your purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and related equipment make it possible for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to manage public hunting and fishing locations, conduct research, plant food plots, raise and stock millions of fish and more.  


Brunswick, Ga.
May 05, 2015

The Georgia Coastal Management Program is accepting public comments on its proposed Section 309 Assessment and Strategy: 2016 - 2020 developed pursuant to Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act. The Assessment addresses coastal management efforts and opportunities in nine Enhancement Areas identified under Section 309: Wetlands, Coastal Hazards, Public Access, Cumulative and Secondary Impacts, Ocean Resources, Government and Energy Facility Siting, Aquaculture and Special Area Management Planning. Findings from the Assessment were used to formulate a strategy, or five-year work plan, to address noted gaps in coastal management activities related to the Coastal Hazards and Cumulative and Secondary Impacts Enhancement Areas.

Georgia’s 2016 – 2020 Section 309 Assessment and Strategy may be viewed at the Coastal Management Tab. Comments must be received in writing by June 5, 2015 and may be emailed to Jill Andrews or submitted to Ms. Andrews’ attention at: GADNR Coastal Resources Division, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 23, 2015

Officials at the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2015 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery. To be eligible for this lottery, individuals must complete and submit an application to the Coastal Resources Division by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Lottery applications are available to download and at the Brunswick CRD office. The drawing will be conducted on Thursday, June 4, 2015.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 21, 2015
A county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan will provide Brantley County a framework for coordinated short and long term recovery.

The Brantley County Commission recently voted to sign a contract with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) to develop a county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP). When completed, the plan will provide the County, its municipalities, planners, and staff with guidance necessary to effectively manage recovery and redevelopment activities in the aftermath of a major disaster. The purpose of the DRRP is to provide a framework for the delivery of coordinated short and long term recovery and redevelopment activities to return the county and communities to pre-disaster conditions that are more resilient to future events.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 13, 2015

 

Fish habitat enhancement continues to be a priority for the Coastal Resources Division (CRD). With 30 artificial reef sites from 3 to 55 miles offshore, 15 inshore artificial reef sites and over a dozen ongoing oyster reef restoration projects, CRD is working hard to ensure that anglers of all skill levels will have abundant and diverse fishing opportunities for years to come.


Glynn County, Ga.
February 16, 2015

 The Glynn County Health Department, in conjunction with the Jekyll Island Authority and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), announced today that St. Andrews Beach (from Macy Lane to the St. Andrews Beach picnic area) and Clam Creek Beach (from Clam Creek to beach kilometer marker 1) on Jekyll Island will be placed under permanent advisory due to continually elevated bacteria levels. No other beaches on the island are affected by the advisory.


Brunswick, Ga.
February 02, 2015

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.   DNR will continue its policy of  requiring those who possess or fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a no-cost letter of authorization, the signed original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities. 


Brunswick, Ga.
January 14, 2015

 

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:15 p.m. on January 15, 2015. Effective this date, Georgia's territorial waters are closed to power-drawn trawls. The closure also includes commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine to harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
December 24, 2014

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended until 6:15 p.m. on January 15, 2015. Commercial food shrimp trawlers may continue to operate in waters eastward of the sound-beach boundary currently open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.


Brunswick, Ga.
November 04, 2014

 The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the Jekyll Island Authority will hold a public information meeting on November 20 at 5:30 PM at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center building at the GA DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick, Georgia. The purpose of the meeting is to explain proposed changes to the current Beach Monitoring and Notification Program.


Brunswick, Ga.
July 23, 2014

The Finfish Advisory Panel (FAP) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, one of the most popular species with saltwater anglers. They are seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.  

 


Brunswick, Ga.
July 18, 2014

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's 2014 annual meeting will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center in Brunswick, Georgia.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
July 02, 2014

Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Record holder after landing a 205 pound 8 ounce swordfish while fishing offshore on May 31, 2014. Page’s fish bested the previous men’s record held by W.H. Lippitt since 1980 by almost 20 pounds.

 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
July 02, 2014

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic. Anglers can harvest red snapper during the following three weekends: July 11-13 (Friday through Sunday), July 18-20 (Friday through Sunday), and July 25 & 26 (Friday and Saturday). Each angler is allowed one red snapper per day with no size restriction. 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 30, 2014

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed donated concrete culvert, metal chicken transport cages, and steel structures as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV – located six nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island. 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 27, 2014

With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches in the Golden Isles are top destinations for visitors and residents. Jekyll Island and St Simons Island beach-goers have the opportunity to learn more about the natural wonders of the beach on Monday, June 30th when the Georgia DNR kicks off the 9th annual “Beach Week” at the Great Dunes Park parking lot near the Conference Center. Tuesday, July 1st, Beach Week travels to Tybee Island to the parking lot of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Wednesday, July 2nd, “Beach Week” moves to the old Coast Guard Station beach access area on St. Simons Island. 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 11, 2014

Since 1991, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division has hosted the Golden Isles Family Fishing Event in support of Georgia’s Free Fishing Days and National Fishing and Boating Week.  This year, the June 7th event attracted more than 100 entrants plus family and friends who enjoyed a morning of fishing and fun at the Sidney Lanier Park Fishing Pier.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 04, 2014


Shrimp BoatCommissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears. 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 16, 2014

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Sunday, June 1, 2014 through midnight on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  A similar closure occurred in 2013 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 06, 2014

 The Georgia Department of Natural Resources(GADNR)  has entered an intergovernmental agreement with Glynn County to increase available parking and to make other improvements at the public boat ramps located on Blythe Island in Glynn County. In 2003, GADNR installed a boating service dock at the facility which increased its popularity with boaters and fishermen. This popularity has caused crowding in the associated parking area.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) recently partnered with Coastal Conservation Association-GA (CCAGA) to complete an oyster restoration project on Oatland Island, Richardson Creek in Savannah. The site is located in an area adjacent to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center nature trail. 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
March 28, 2014

 

With average rain fall amounts near 50 inches per year, coastal Georgia has a huge potential for harvesting rainwater, which would take some pressure off the drinking water supply. Recently, staff of the Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP) at the Georgia DNR (GADNR)/Coastal Resources Division has been working on projects that harvest and re-use rainwater. What is rainwater harvesting? Simply put, a rainwater harvesting system collects water from a roof piped to a storage tank where it can be used for a variety of purposes. Designs range from a single rain barrel at the bottom of a downspout for watering a garden to large cistern systems that can provide thousands of gallons of storage capacity. Based on average annual rainfall amounts in coastal Georgia, over 30,000 gallons of water can be captured annually from a small 1,000 square foot roof area. That’s a lot of water!

 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
March 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the commercial harvest of cannonball jellyfish with trawls in Georgia’s territorial waters will open at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 and close at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
February 28, 2014

Anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including lifetime and senior license holders, who wants to fish in saltwater after February 28th needs a FREE, annual Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The SIP permit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to collect timely and accurate data from saltwater anglers for use in resource management. Current SIP permits expire on February 28, 2014. New permits are available starting March 1, 2014 and will be valid until the end of February 2015. 


Brunswick, Ga.
February 21, 2014

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a donated barge as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV – located 6 nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island.


Brunswick, Ga.
January 08, 2014

Several anglers who help the Department of Natural Resources collect data on saltwater fish populations got a surprise this past Christmas courtesy of the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.

Three individuals – Ben Brewton of Augusta, Skip Russell of St. Simons Island, and Scott Stroop of Savannah - received Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s licenses. Brewton gifted his to son, Ben Brewton, Jr. and Russell passed his to son-in-law, Camden Helder. The winners were chosen at random from participants in the Cooperative Sportfish Tagging Project and Marine Sportfish Carcass Recovery Project.


Brunswick, Ga.
January 06, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve have partnered with The Coca-Cola Company and River Network to host a series of rain barrel workshops in coastal Georgia. This program provides Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshops to interested individuals or groups in coastal Georgia using recycled 35-gallon syrup concentrate drums donated from The Coca-Cola Company.


Brunswick, Ga.
December 26, 2013

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. This closure affects all food shrimp harvesting activities, including commercial trawling, commercial and recreational food shrimp cast netting, and shrimp seining on the beaches. Anglers and commercial bait shrimp dealers can still harvest shrimp for use as bait. Food shrimp season automatically closes on December 31 unless extended by action of the Commissioner of Natural Resources. 


Brunswick, Ga.
December 04, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a written public comment period for proposed changes to the Rules of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Saltwater Fishing Regulations. The proposed amended Rule, if adopted by the Board of Natural Resources, will prohibit the harvest of three species of hammerhead sharks (great, scalloped, and smooth) less than 78 inches, fork length.  


Brunswick, Ga.
November 19, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) continues to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC - located 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.

 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
October 17, 2013

As the state’s lead agency for implementing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is soliciting proposals for land acquisition projects in the coastal region that are consistent with the state’s Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Plan.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
August 29, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a public comment period for proposed amendments to Saltwater Fishing Regulations. DNR staff will hold public meetings to present the proposed changes and to receive comment in Brunswick on September 9 and Richmond Hill on September 10, 2013. 


Brunswick, Ga.
August 19, 2013

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that DNR will require persons planning to commercial fish for American eels to contact the Department in writing to receive a letter of authorization (LOA). This free permit is in addition to the other required personal and vessel commercial fishing licenses and provides DNR with an accurate and complete record of who is participating in eel fishing.  


Brunswick, Ga.
August 13, 2013

LIMITED HARVEST OF RED SNAPPER TO BE ALLOWED IN AUGUST

Georgia DNR Needs Help From Anglers

 
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic. Anglers can harvest red snapper August 23 through 25. Each angler is allowed one red snapper per day with no size restriction.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 26, 2013

 

With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches from Savannah to the Golden Isles are top destinations for visitors and residents. Beginning July 1st, coastal visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the natural wonders of the beach when Georgia’s Coastal Ark visits Georgia’s most popular beach destinations for the 8th annual “Beach Week” celebration.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 31, 2013

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 6:00 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 28, 2013

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013 through midnight on Monday, September 30, 2013. A similar closure occurred in 2012 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.

 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 13, 2013

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council 2013 Spring meeting will be held on Wednesday May 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center (in J.F. Gregory Park), Richmond Hill, Georgia. 

Council meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public.  The Coastal Management Program's quarterly meetings provide timely information to Coastal Advisory Council members, the local governments and agencies they represent, and the public about Coastal Management Program activities and allows for discussion of coastal events and concerns.  Council meetings offer members and the public the ability to remain informed on coastal management activities and offer an opportunity to present concerns and suggestions. 

The John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center is located in J.F. Gregory Park beside the City Center at 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324. 

For more information on the Spring meeting and/or the Coastal Advisory Council, contact Sonny Emmert of DNR's Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 30, 2013

Brunswick, GA (April 29, 2013) – Officials at the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of  Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2013 commercial food shrimp castnet license lottery.  

 


Brunswick, Ga.
March 29, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (GADNR CRD) is supporting a survey from the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) to collect attitudes and opinions from commercial and recreational fishermen, for-hire operators and seafood dealers about electronic reporting of fisheries data. This effort has brought together fishermen, dealers and fisheries managers to evaluate electronic reporting on the entire Atlantic coast.  


Brunswick, Ga.
March 26, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting written public comments on a proposal to repeal the obsolete rules for River Houses (391-2-1). In 1992 the Georgia General Assembly prohibited structures known as river houses through the enactment of the Protection of Tidewaters Act (O.C.G.A. 52-1-1) and the Right of Passage Act (O.C.G.A. 52-1-30). Combined, these acts established permits, minimum standards, and other requirements for such structures to be phased-out over a period to extend until June 30, 1997. After June 30, 1997, no permit for a river house could be issued, and all existing structures were to be removed. The acts each continue to prohibit the existence of or construction of new river house structures on the navigable waters of the State of Georgia.


Brunswick, Ga.
January 15, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the commercial harvest of jellyfish with trawls in Georgia’s territorial waters will open at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 and close at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013. Individuals who wish to participate in jellyfish trawling must contact the DNR to obtain a free letter of authorization (LOA) that must remain onboard the vessel when fishing. Prior to receiving a LOA, fishers will be required to submit documentation from an approved processor who has agreed to purchase the catch. Persons wishing to obtain a LOA to harvest jellyfish are asked to contact Julie Califf or Jim Page at 912-264-7218.  


Brunswick, Ga.
January 15, 2013

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that a new bait shrimp trawl zone will open at 6:00am on Friday, February 1, 2013 in Wilmington River (Chatham County, Georgia) for commercial and recreational harvest of bait shrimp.


Brunswick, Ga.
December 21, 2012

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012.  Food shrimp season automatically closes on December 31 unless extended by action of the Commissioner of Natural Resources


Brunswick, Ga.
December 21, 2012

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open 6:30 am on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2013. The department will continue its policy of requiring those who fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a free letter of authorization, the original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities.


Brunswick, Ga.
November 19, 2012

Beginning January 1, 2013, anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including those with a Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s License and a Senior Lifetime License, who wants to fish in saltwater will need a FREE, annual Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The SIP permit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to collect timely and accurate data from saltwater anglers for use in resource management.


Brunswick, Ga.
October 19, 2012

 

A grant from the Clean Vessel Act helped provide funds for the installation of a pumpout facility at Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles on St. Simons Island.

 
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division(CRD) has recently received a $380,000 grant award from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to administer the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program in coastal Georgia. 
In 1992, Congress passed the Clean Vessel Act to help reduce pollution from boat sewage discharges into U.S. waters.  Funds for the CVA program are provided annually from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which is derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest on the fund. The CVA Program is administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
 

Brunswick, Ga.
September 14, 2012

Satilla River Cleanup Scheduled
Volunteers Needed for 6th Annual Event

Saturday, September 29 beginning at 8 a.m.


Brunswick, Ga.
September 07, 2012

Georgia DNR Needs Help From Anglers

 
September 7, 2012 – BRUNSWICK – The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic. Anglers can harvest red snapper September 14 through 16 and again on September 21 through 23. Each angler is allowed one red snapper per day with no size restriction. 
 

Brunswick, Ga.
July 24, 2012

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new men’s record for cubera snapper, Lutjanus cyanopterus, landed in Georgia by Chris Gray of Shellman Bluff.
 


Brunswick, Ga.
July 12, 2012

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in Richmond Hill, Georgia. 
 


Brunswick, Ga.
July 12, 2012

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Rules of  Georgia Department of  Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-4, Saltwater Fishing Regulations.


Brunswick, Ga.
July 03, 2012

The Coastal Resources Division has formed a Finfish Advisory Panel to advise the Department of Natural Resources in matters related to management of saltwater finfish species such as spotted seatrout and red drum. Like the Blue Crab Advisory Panel and Shrimp Advisory Panel, this group will be a subcommittee of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Council. The members will serve a term of two years.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 12, 2012

With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches in the Golden Isles are top destinations for visitors and residents. Beginning on Tuesday, June 26th, Jekyll, St. Simons and Tybee Island beach-goers will have the opportunity to learn more about the natural wonders of the beach when the Georgia DNR’s Coastal Ark visits these three popular beach destinations for the 7th annual Beach Week.
 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 04, 2012

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division hosted the 22nd annual Golden Isles Family Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2, 2012. The event, attended by more than 200 children and adults, was held on Jekyll Island at the Lake Rixen Pond.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 25, 2012

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2012 through midnight on Sunday, September 30, 2012.  A similar closure occurred in 2011 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 25, 2012

Visitors to the Georgia coast this Memorial Day weekend will have a low-cost option if they decide to give fishing, crabbing or shrimping a try thanks to Senate Bill 464, which created a $5 one-day, saltwater shore-fishing license.  The bill, sponsored by Senator William Ligon of the 3rd District, allows individuals age 16 and older, no matter their state of residency, to purchase a $5 license, which covers them while fishing from shore or from piers in saltwater.  The idea for this license developed after local fishing-related business owners complained that some visitors were hesitant to purchase the $20 three-day combination hunting and fishing license.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 23, 2012

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 6:00 am on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 01, 2012

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced formation of a Finfish Advisory Panel to provide guidance to the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) in matters related to management of saltwater finfish species such as spotted seatrout and red drum. Like the Blue Crab Advisory Panel and Shrimp Advisory Panel, this group will be a subcommittee of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Council.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 03, 2012

Officials at the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2012 commercial food shrimp castnet lottery.  


Brunswick, Ga.
January 23, 2012

 


Brunswick, Ga.
January 20, 2012

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. This closure includes all food shrimp harvesting activities, including commercial trawling, commercial and recreational food shrimp cast netting, and shrimp seining on the beaches. Anglers and commercial bait shrimp dealers can still harvest shrimp for use as bait.


Brunswick, Ga.
January 20, 2012

 The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (Department) has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open 6:30 am on Friday January 27, 2012. The Department will continue its policy of requiring a permit for the harvest of whelks in state waters between January 27th and March 31st, the last day of the 2012 whelk season.  Fishers interested in whelk trawling must contact the Department to obtain a free letter of authorization (LOA) that must remain onboard the vessel when fishing.  Fishers wishing to obtain a LOA are asked to contact Julie Califf at 912-264-7218.  Whelk trawlers must adhere to all requirements within the LOA, possess all proper licenses, including a commercial fishing license, and also must adhere to all gear regulations for whelk trawls, including the use of a minimum 4” stretch mesh and a certified Turtle Excluder Device (TED). 

 
For more information on the closure of food shrimp harvest season or regulations associated with the whelk fishery, please call the Coastal Resources Division office at (912) 264-7218. 

Brunswick, Ga.
December 21, 2011

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended beyond December 31, 2011. The extension may continue through February 29, 2012 if biological and environmental conditions remain stable. Monthly research surveys will continue to be conducted to monitor conditions and adjust the closing date as needed. Trawlers may continue to harvest shrimp in the Atlantic Ocean eastward of the sound-beach boundary. Individuals who use a cast net or a beach seine may also continue to harvest food shrimp.


Brunswick, Ga.
October 27, 2011

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's (GCMP) Coastal Advisory Council's quarterly meeting will be held on Wednesday November 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Wetlands Education Center in Richmond Hill, Georgia. 
 
 


Brunswick, Ga.
September 15, 2011

Get ready. CoastFest 2011 - Georgia's largest celebration of our state's coastal natural resources is coming! The celebration takes place at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Regional headquarters on Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 4pm.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 25, 2011

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting written public comments on a proposal to amend the Coastal Marshlands Protection Rule.  The proposed amended Rule, Extension of Live-Aboard Privileges, would establish qualifying criteria for individuals requesting authorization from the Commissioner of Natural Resources to  live aboard a vessel for more than 30 days per year.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 25, 2011

Staff of the Constituent Services Program of the GA Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division have announced that three new state saltwater gamefish records have recently been set.


Brunswick, Ga.
July 19, 2011

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) is currently conducting a "Satisfaction Survey" to determine the opinions of coastal stakeholders and citizens on the programmatic activities of the federally-funded Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP).


Brunswick, Ga.
July 13, 2011

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division (CRD) will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, July 27 at 5:30 PM at Holton's Restaurant in Midway, Georgia for the purpose of explaining proposed amendments to the Coastal Marshland Protection Rules concerning live-aboards. The meeting will also include an opportunity for informal public comments.


Brunswick, Ga.
July 13, 2011

 

Brunswick, GA (July 13, 2011) -- The Georgia Coastal Management Program's (GCMP) Coastal Advisory Council's 2011 annual meeting will be held on Wednesday July 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the office of the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, Brunswick, Georgia.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
July 08, 2011

 

Brunswick, GA - (July 8, 2011) Join GA DNR/Coastal Resources Division staff and members of the Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers in a free family-oriented workshop that connects people to the natural world by providing tools and training to help them enjoy the natural world in an environmentally sustainable way.

 

 


Brunswick, Ga.
July 01, 2011

Coastal Resources Division’s new website was launched July 1, 2011.

We encourage you to explore the new site!

 
Please feel free to pass on your comments and suggestions.
 

Brunswick, Ga.
June 21, 2011
Beginning on Monday, June 27th Jekyll, St. Simons and Tybee Island beach-goers will have the opportunity to learn more about the natural wonders of the beach when Georgia's Coastal Ark visits these three popular beach destinations for the 6th annual “Beach Week 2011.”

Brunswick, Ga.
June 20, 2011

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2011 through midnight on Friday, September 30, 2011.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 20, 2011

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia water will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 6:00 am on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 14, 2011

 

Brunswick, GA (April 8, 2011)   For a second straight winter, lower-than-normal temperatures came to coastal Georgia driving down estuarine water temperatures to the lethal level for some marine organisms. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and many anglers are concerned about the status of species that support the state's valuable commercial and recreational saltwater fishing activities.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 14, 2011

 

Brunswick, GA  –  A public meeting will be held as part of the federal performance evaluation of the Georgia Coastal Management Program at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Shipman Environmental Learning Center, GA DNR - Coastal Regional Headquarters, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA.